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School of Public Policy and Leadership News

The School of Public Policy and Leadership employs an interdisciplinary approach to create knowledge and understanding to support effective policy and governance through collaborations of faculty, students, and the greater community.

Current Public Policy and Leadership News

Campus News | March 23, 2020

The sudden transition to remote learning will be bumpy, says UNLV's Chris Stream, but the forced change will speed technology infrastructure improvements.

Campus News | March 22, 2020

Top of the List: Seeking help whenever you need it.

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Campus News | March 16, 2020

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 22 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100 in their field.

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People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

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Campus News | December 10, 2019

The gift recognizes career achievements of UNLV professor Robert E. Lang; public event scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12 in Greenspun Hall Auditorium.

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People | October 23, 2019

Graduate College Alumna of the Year Constance Brooks has served public policy in stints with Clark County, NSHE, and MGM Resorts.

Public Policy and Leadership In The News

April 2, 2020

From sold-out games on the Strip to capacity crowds at practices in Summerlin, people can’t seem to get enough the Vegas Golden Knights.

Las Vegas Sun
March 6, 2020

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will receive an honorary doctoral degree from UNLV, the Nevada Board of Regents announced Thursday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 19, 2020

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will make his debut on the national debate stage Wednesday at the Paris Las Vegas, a flashy location for a wealthy candidate who opted to skip Nevada and other early states in his late bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

ABC News
February 19, 2020

As the next contest pivots to Nevada, a racially diverse state where minority voters will play a significant role, a progressive group with a $50 million investment in the 2020 election cycle is pouring money and resources into state organizations to mobilize voters ahead of caucuses.

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February 19, 2020

"We are not using an app, we are not using something you can download on your phone," Nevada Democrats executive director Alana Mounce told the New York Times. But it was not yet clear what process would replace this method, according to the Times.

Business Insider
February 19, 2020

As the dust settles from Iowa, another caucus looms on the horizon.

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Recent Public Policy and Leadership Accomplishments

April 2, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi, Binit K. Shrestha, Saba Nikkhah Manesh, and Pramen Shrestha (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Jaewon Lim (Public Policy and Leadership) published a journal paper, "Employment and Wage Distribution Investigation in the Construction Industry by Gender," in the Journal of Management in Engineering published...
April 2, 2020
Magdalena Martinez (The Lincy Institute and School of Public Policy and Leadership) recently was appointed by the Nevada Legislative Hispanic Caucus to serve on a subcommittee examining the education digital divide of students in the Nevada. This subcommittee is charged with identifying what local and state policies can be implemented to minimize...
February 28, 2020
Ted Greenhalgh (Public Policy and Leadership) presented "Thanos Ain't Wrong: Neo-Malthusian Angst in the MCU" at the 32nd annual conference of the Far West Popular and American Cultures Association held earlier this month in Las Vegas. His presentation explained how human effects on environmental resources become presented in mass media...
December 11, 2019
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West & The Lincy Institute), Jaewon Lim, and Karen Danielsen (both School of Public Policy and Leadership) recently had a piece published in the International Journal of Urban Sciences. Their article "The origin, evolution, and application of the megapolitan area concept," explores the origins and evolution of...
December 10, 2019
Brookings Mountain West is pleased to release a new policy brief from Brookings Fellow in Metropolitan Policy Jenny Schuetz titled "Should Las Vegas Bet on Homeownership? Trends in Housing Affordability and Homeownership." In the piece, Schuetz discuesses how "in many parts of the U.S., rents and housing prices are rising faster than household...
August 16, 2019
Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership and Brookings Mountain West) recently was selected to present her summer internship research on "The Nexus Between Population and Criminal Arrests in Clark County, Nevada, by Jurisdiction 2006-2016" at the Summer 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium, which took place earlier this month...